Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Basement Makeover Part Deux

First of all..
Dear Lifetime,
I am very upset that you took Greys Anatomy out of your weekdays afternoon lineup and replaced it was another dumb crime drama/comedy-whatever-it-is. I usually love you, but right now, I hate you.  A lot.
Thank you!

P.P.S. I figured out you just cut it down to one episode at noon.  Still, I shake my fist at you.

 Don't tell my husband, but between last week and yesterday, I went to the fabric store 5 times.  Woops!  I didn't spend that much and, combined with Etsy sales, I haven't spent anything and am blessed enough to be on the upside.  Woop woop!  I have loved making and creating new things and designs and being able to sell them.  I went to find some Chenille for burp cloths and Joann's didn't have any white.  They never do and it ticks me off!  So, I perused around the store and remembered I read that their clearance fabric was an additional half off.  Yes please!
The basement has slowly been getting a makeover but, while the new paint looks so much better, it's still missing some life.  We don't spend a lot of time down there except to workout, do laundry and occasionally watch TV when we have company over (as in I am watching one thing and Daniel another), but I need something to make my eye twinkle when I'm down there.
Oh yeah, back to Joann's.
I found some awesome fabric for cheap!  First, a print.  Dry clean only (oh well), but great quality and I love the colors.  The other- a navy apparel fabric.  It was on a makeshift bolt, so I have no idea of the fiber content.  Feels expensive. It wasn't.  I wanted it to be not-so-girlie because it's kind of Daniel's area and I thought I did okay, but he gave me that you-are-off-your-rocker look when I showed him.  He says he likes it, though.  Oh well!
I bought 1.5 yards of the print and 1 yard of the blue to make 5 pillows.  I used the stuffing in the pillows that used to be on the couch to stuff the new ones.  I really like pleats and think they are somewhat manly (when considering bows, ruffles, or fabric flowers), so I went with that.  They kind of coordinate with the pillows I made for the couches upstairs:
Here is before:
I know, it's the before before picture with green walls.  Deal with it.
The lighting is kind of bad in the basement in the evening.  Here's another look at the good picture =)

Yes!  Love love love it.  How much did this cost?
Print:  1.5 yards at $3 yard (originally $12!)=$4.50
Navy:  1 yard at $2 yard
Stuffing:  Had it
Thread:  Had it
On a side note, today I spent the day sewing with some girlfriends from church.  We had a blast!  They both have new babies so we sewed 2 nursing covers and I made both babies a pair of baby booties!
Love those chubby legs in these shoes!  Claire's {right} aren't so chubby, but she's only a few weeks old!

I made Tara's baby Claira (not the same baby as Claire) some on Monday and they are precious!
Cannot. Get. Enough.  Making more pairs tonight!



  1. The pillows turned out great. And we LOVE the booties! I can't wait until Claire's fit a little better. :)

  2. I know! I am obsessed with them. I'm going to make some "dressy" ones and put some of my fabric flowers on them. When I am done, I will let you know!

  3. I love those booties! Thanks for sharing. Now google and following, please pop by, Karima x


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